UDK 341.217.04(4-672EU:497.11)“2011/2015“
Biblid: 1451-3188, 15 (2016)
Vol. 16, No 58, str. 9-36

Izvorni naučni rad
Primljeno: 01 Jan 1970
Prihvaćeno: 01 Jan 1970


Krivokapić Milica (Филолошки факултет, Универзитет у Београду), mima.krivokapic@gmail.com
Arnaudov Mitko (Факултет политичких наука, Универзитет у Београду), mitko_arnaudov@yahoo.com

This paper analyzes the reports of the European Commission about the Republic of Serbia in the process of its accession to the European Union. Taking into account the numerous challenges facing Serbia on the domestic and regional level, the main objective of this work is precise presenting of existing and potential barriers on its European path. The authors of this paper primarily put emphasis on the internal problems in the Republic of Serbia. In detail are described the advantages and failures of the political, social, economic, and social system of Serbia. Analyzing reports in the period from 2011 to 2015, the authors explain the challenges facing the Republic of Serbia at the domestic level. Despite the numerous problems in the region of Western Balkans, unstable relations with the immediate neighborhood, ethnic and national issues, post-conflict stabilization and the Kosovo issue, the political elite in Belgrade are facing a number of issues within state structures. Reports, clearly note down clearly existing problems in the functioning of state and public systems of Serbia, which adjustment according the systems within the Member States of the European Union represents, probably a key challenge on the European path. An additional problem is observed in the fact that similar or identical problems are evidenced from year to year. The Republic of Serbia in the process of reforming their state administration, based on the analysis of reports, has done very little over a period of five years. On that basis, the conclusion of this study clearly indicates that regional issues which are facing the Republic of Serbia and challenges in the European Union are not the only, nor the crucial challenges on its European path. The significance of the problems and outstanding issues at the domestic level will crucially effect on Serbia in accelerating its process of joining the European Union.

Ključne reči: Republic of Serbia, European Union, European Commission, Annual Reports, Reforms